Kelong fishing is actually a very unique type of fishing found only in South-East Asia. To many people, the impression of a Kelong is more of a resort for families than a place for fishing, as the catch is often not as good compared to boat fishing. To a certain extent it’s true, as the fishing spots are determined by our casting distance around the perimeter of the kelong. But with the correct skills and techniques, the catch from a kelong can be comparable to a boat trip.
A Kelong (sometimes spelt Kellong) is a Malay word to describe a form of offshore platform built predominantly with wood, and can be found in waters off Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, while only a handful remains around Singapore due to rapid urbanisation.